To the 16 Larch Hills Volunteer Safety Hosts – Emergency Responders:
Jeremy Ayotte Dirk Breugem
Jim Cadden Keith Cox
Mike Dobbin Bill Grainger
Jessica Klikach Christina Marusiak
Craig McBride David Millard
Duncan Moore Doug Noakes
John Thielman Ernie Whitehead
Nine Larch Hills Volunteer Safety Hosts took Work Safe BC First Aid certification training courses at Okanagan College, one day in December and one day in January. Thanks to the Club for fully covering the cost for these two courses for each Safety Host. Our Club is fortunate to have four experienced LHNS members who have joined the Safety Hosts – Emergency Responders this season: Dr. Dirk Breugem, Jim Cadden, Christina Marusiak and Jessica Kilkach.
Safety Hosts wear a Red / White Cross band while skiing to be visible. Safety Hosts would be happy to answer questions you might have about this service.
Thanks to LHNS Club Manager, Karen Tanchak for her support in many ways!
EMERGENCY ON TRAIL? : CALL 250 833 LHNS (5467), LISTEN to the message, RESPOND by calling a Safety Host skiing on the trails or if no Safety Host call an LHNS Emergency Responder – see free waterproof contacts list Contacts sheet on Kiosk Notice Board across from Chalet.
Still No Response? Call 911 – expect to wait ~90 min for Search & Rescue’s arrival.
5 Tips to considerably reduce Emergency Response time:
1) CARRY a fully charged Cell Phone with you with 250 833 LHNS(5467) added to your phone contacts list as ‘LHNS Emergency Response’.
2) CARRY a copy of this 2-sided sheet with you: Emergency Responders Contacts and Cell Phone Reception Areas trails map (free and waterproof). Available on the Kiosk Notice Board across from Chalet. SEE enlarged Cell Reception maps at five on-trail locations. Become familiar with the LHNS Emergency Response Plan posted in the Chalet
3) USE / LOAD a geo referenced Cell Phone Reception Areas trails map on your phone: details on the LHNS website’s Trail Maps page. Ask any Safety Host about this. Identify where help is needed.
4) TRY TEXTING if the cell signal strength is weak or there is “No Service” on your phone
5) BE PREPARED by understanding the LHNS “Skier/Snowshoer Emergency Response” and LHNS “Winter Emergency Preparations” posted on the LHNS website’s Safety Hosts webpage, next to the Chalet Safety Hosts Board across from the Chalet OR speak with a LHNS Safety Host.
Skiers using the Larch Hills trails ski at their own risk. Trails are not patrolled. Ski with a group of friends.
HAVE A SAFE & FUN DAY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING . 2020/21 LHNS Safety Committee & LHNS Volunteer Emergency Responders